Articles by Nicole Swaine
Nicole Swaine is the Managing Director of Explore Potential Consulting. Her past roles include the Vice-President of the YWCA National and was CEO of scosa, the Spastic Centres of South Australia from 2010-2014. Nicole has driven numerous successful initiatives leading to sound business outcomes and has established an excellent reputation at an operational, strategic and governance level. Nicole has a Masters of Business Administration for professional development. In 2013 Nicole won the State Telstra Business Women’s Award in the category of Community and Government, and the Young Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award.
Increasing Board Opportunities for Young Women
Closing the leadership gap for young women is a formidable challenge, however there is no excuse for accepting the status quo. There is compelling evidence to suggest that organisations perform better when women are well represented at senior levels and in the boardroom. This is referred to as the business case for gender diversity. Women perform better academically and are now graduating from tertiary institutions at higher rates than men. This has created a pool of well-educated, talented and ambitious women who are valuable resources for business and organisations.